When discovering new ways to design a PC chassis you sometimes go down some interesting paths and while many of those designs may seem a little strange they can have a profound impact on the enthusiast market. For instance the InWin S-Frame is an amazing open frame case design that might be wildly impractical but is maybe one of the most unique cases I have ever seen, factory or mod. It is that kind of innovation and bravery that gives InWin an edge when it comes to case design and helps them stand out.
In this review I’ll be looking at the InWin 303. This is a Mid-Tower case that is part of the In-Win gaming line. While computer cases are typically metal rectangles there is a certain format that defines how they are used and how they should be oriented. The 303 breaks with these traditions to create what I would best call a Hybrid which can still deliver a good amount of freedom for custom PC builds and chassis modifications.
Color Black, White
Case Type Mid Tower
Case Material SECC, Tempered Glass
M/B Compatibility 12" x 10.7" ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Expansion Slots PCI-E x 7
Maximum Compatibility VGA Card Length:350mm / CPU Heatsink Height :160mm
Front Ports 2 x USB 3.0 / 2 x USB 2.0 / HD Audio
Internal Drive Bays 2 x 3.5" / 2 x 2.5"
Thermal Solution Compatibility
- 1 x 120mm Rear Fan / 120mm Radiator
- 3 x 120mm Top Fan / 360mm Radiator
- 3 x 120mm Bottom Fan
Power Supply Compatibility PSII: ATX12V - Length up to 200mm
Product Dimension (H x W x D) 500mm x 215mm x 480mm / 19.6" x 8.4" x 18.8"
Net Weight 10.88kg / 24lb
I mentioned before how I feel that this case is a Hybrid or a combination of two different case styles. The first is an old style desktop case which has fallen out of popularity some 20 years ago while the second is a modern PC tower. With any luck you’ll see what I mean over the course of this review. For my case reviews I take a look at the case from the perspective of a casemodder. This unique view allows me to look at not only construction and placement of component but also at what kinds of mods are possible without worrying if a certain motherboard will fit or if the front panel will talk to you about your gaming habits.